Brynmor Adams

Call 2008

adams@exchangechambers.co.uk

"Incredibly knowledgeable, with a robust approach to cases."

The Legal 500 2018/19
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Property and Planning

Property law lies at the heart of Brynmor’s practice. His practice combines cases with a strong public law element (such as housing cases or cases involving local authorities) and pure property cases. Brynmor’s property practice ranges from trusts of land and real property through to landlord and tenant matters.  He has particular expertise in residential leasehold disputes. Brynmor has appeared on numerous occasions before the Property Chamber of the First-Tier Tribunal in leasehold and land registration disputes, and on appeals to the Upper Tribunal.

Brynmor recently joined Exchange from a specialist property and housing law chambers in London.  He has experience of appearing at all levels of court and tribunal and can be instructed for cases nationwide.

Brynmor is ranked in both the leading directories. Chambers and Partners 2019 describes him as “very smart and very capable”, “he can present well in court.”, whilst the Legal 500 says that he is “incredibly knowledgeable, with a robust approach to cases.”

Property Cases

  • Joy Smith v Mohammed Riaz Khan [2018] EWCA Civ 1137: established the correct approach to general damages for trespass in unlawful eviction cases.  The Court emphasised that damages run until the evicted tenant’s right to possession was actually terminated (not to the date when it could lawfully have been terminated).  The Court also considered the appropriate rate of damages and the relevance of the rent and comparator cases.
    http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2018/1137.html
  • 23 Dollis Avenue (1998) Limited v Vejdani [2016] UKUT 0365: established the important principle that the consultation requirements for major works do not affect the payability of on-account service charge demands. http://landschamber.decisions.tribunals.gov.uk//judgmentfiles/j1265/LRX-128-2015.pdf
  • Albion Riverside v Al-A’Ali LON/00BJ/LSC/2014/0614: secured an order for payment of 100% of the disputed service charges on behalf of the management company in relation to a exclusive Central London residential development. http://www.residential-property.judiciary.gov.uk/Files/2015/November/LON_00BJ_LSC_2014_614_10_Nov_2015_12_28_37.htm
  • Kaur v Birk & ors [2014] EWHC 1147 (Ch): representing the Claimant in an 8-day Chancery Division dispute about ownership of a family property portfolio raising issues of undue influence and trusts of land.
  • Daejan Properties Limited v Griffin [2014] UKUT 206 (LC): represented the lessees at first instance and on appeal to the Upper Tribunal in this service charge dispute involving historic neglect and s. 20C orders. http://landschamber.decisions.tribunals.gov.uk//judgmentfiles/j1037/LRX-85-2012%20with%20addendum.pdf
  • Cameret Court Residents Association Limited v Tedla [2015] UKUT 0221 (LC): Acted for the Respondent in an appeal concerning a compromise of a service charge dispute (s. 27A Landlord and Tenant Act 1985) and the requirements of s. 47 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 198. http://www.bailii.org/uk/cases/UKUT/LC/2015/221.html
  • Campden Hill Gate (Freehold) Ltd v the Lessees of Campden Hill Gate, LON/00AW/LVT/2013/0002:a contested application to vary all of the leases in a residential apartment block to enable the installation of new boilers. http://www.residential-property.judiciary.gov.uk/Files/2013/August/LON_00AW_LVT_2013_2_08_Aug_2013_09_59_52.htm
  • Paratus AMC Limited v Santander UK Plc (Ref/2012/0004): appearing for the Respondent mortgagee before the Adjudicator to HM Land Registry successfully defending the priority of its registered charge.